December 7, 2020
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced new restrictions that will be in place from Wednesday until January 3. These measures are designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 among young people in the Copenhagen region, so that Danish families can safely spend Christmas and other upcoming holidays together with those outside their household, in groups of up to 10.
The new restrictions in effect until January 3 include:
- Restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, sports centers, and swimming pools will be closed in Copenhagen and neighboring municipalities. Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to offer takeaway services.
- Indoor areas at amusement parks, zoos, aquariums and similar attractions, as well as museums, theatres, cinemas and libraries, will also be closed during this period.
- Classes and exams at higher education institutions will be temporarily moved online. This includes the remaining days of the Wellesley College custom program; see details on Canvas and in your email from DIS Academic Director Helle Rytkønen.
Existing restrictions now in effect until February 28 include:
- Social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. (Academic settings remain exempt.)
- Face masks are required in all indoor public places and transportation.
- Alcohol may not be purchased after 10pm.
- The Local article outlines these new restrictions and impacted municipalities
- COVID-19 statistics from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention